I do not look down on people at all. I am though often disappointed when I see someone eating at a restaurant wearing a t-shirt, ball cap or combination, which in Chicago, is just about everywhere.
Originally Posted by Augusto86
Not usually, unless it's actually offensively bad.
A final level of hell is reserved for those who try to dress well, fail abysmally, but think they are the bee's nipples or whatever. A guy at a party two weeks ago was wearing:
Black Men's Wearhouse-ish pinstripe orphaned jacket; a pale pink shirt with contrast white FC's and cutaway collar; baggy, faded Express denim; scuffed, crumpled, square-toe bit loafers; a poorly-tied, no-dimple solid red tie; and, like the fetid, rotting, sickly maraschino cherry on a vomited wedding cake, a polyester-looking solid red pocket square.
I look down on that.
I find nothing to look down on in this circumstance. The guy thought he looked good and made an effort. Your attitude seems to be that if someone doesn't make an effort, you'll be good enough not to judge them. But, if they do, they had better meet your standards (du jour) or else you will look down on them.
Does it occur to you there may have been someone at that party dressed fully bespoke, mocking those (including you) that did not meet his sartorial standards, because according to your theory, that would be acceptable.